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A.6 MySQL 5.0 FAQ: Views

A.6.1. Where can I find documentation covering MySQL Views?
A.6.2. Is there a discussion forum for MySQL Views?
A.6.3. What happens to a view if an underlying table is dropped or renamed?
A.6.4. Does MySQL 5.0 have table snapshots?
A.6.5. Does MySQL 5.0 have materialized views?
A.6.6. Can you insert into views that are based on joins?

A.6.1.

Where can I find documentation covering MySQL Views?

See Section 18.4, “Using Views”.

A.6.2.

Is there a discussion forum for MySQL Views?

Yes. See http://forums.mysql.com/list.php?100

A.6.3.

What happens to a view if an underlying table is dropped or renamed?

After a view has been created, it is possible to drop or alter a table or view to which the definition refers. To check a view definition for problems of this kind, use the CHECK TABLE statement. (See Section 13.7.2.3, “CHECK TABLE Syntax”.)

A.6.4.

Does MySQL 5.0 have table snapshots?

No.

A.6.5.

Does MySQL 5.0 have materialized views?

No.

A.6.6.

Can you insert into views that are based on joins?

It is possible, provided that your INSERT statement has a column list that makes it clear there is only one table involved.

You cannot insert into multiple tables with a single insert on a view.